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  • Controlling Yokota's skies

    Every year thousands of aircraft take off and land on Yokota's airfield, it is 374th Operational Support Squadron Air Traffic controllers that ensure these aircraft safely complete their mission. Primary duties of controllers is to regulate en route and terminal air traffic. They initiate and issue ATC clearances, instructions and advisories to
  • Maintaining the mission

    In the United States Air Force some of our duties consist of defending air operations and providing humanitarian aid in time of need, but without aircraft maintainers these missions would not succeed. At Yokota Air Base the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides maintenance support to 14 assigned C-130E/H, 4 UH-1N and 3 C-21 aircraft. They
  • Services provides fun, excitement for Independence Day

    Independence Day is approaching and the members of the 374th Services Division are providing Yokota residents with numerous contests, events and sights with Celebrate America. This is an all day event July 4 and is free to anyone who has access to the base. "Not only will everything be free but we will also be giving away more than $1,000 worth of
  • A toast to better speaking

    Fussa Speakers Toastmasters Club, an organization whose main goal is to improve thinking and speaking skills, meets every second and fourth Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The club is a workshop where people are able to practice their communication skills and is open to anybody seeking these improvements. "The club was created as a way to give
  • Die Hard 4 Premieres in Yokota

    Die Hard 4.0 premiered Wednesday for Yokota Air Base residents at the base theater. "The movie helped boost the morale on base because people always like to enjoy free movies and having the opportunity to see it before it is released in the states is an even better feeling," said Kathleen Wagner, food court, theater and school manager. A free
  • 730th AMS CC moves on

    Col. Stuart Haire, 730th Air Mobility Squadron commander, relinquished command to Col. Mark Baker, 14th Flying Training Wing vice commander, in building 90 Wednesday at 9 a.m. Colonel Haire will be leaving Yokota Air Base and becoming chief of 613th Air and Space Operations Center at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. "When I go to Hickam I will try to
  • Japanese commend Airman for volunteer efforts

    The Japanese government recently recognized a 730th Air Mobility Squadron officer in charge for his community volunteer efforts and charitable ways at a ceremony at the Meiji-Jingu Shrine in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo. During the 57th Annual Spring Zenkokai Commendation Ceremony, Capt. Chad Oba was recognized for his help at a local orphanage. Captain
  • 374 OG commander heads to Washington

    Col. Kevin Kilb, 374th Operations Group commander will relinquish his command to Col. David Carey, Pentagon Operations Staff, Thursday at 9 a.m. in Hangar 15. Colonel Kilb's next assignment will be at the National War College at Fort McNair, Washington D.C., for one year of development education. Colonel Kilb provided guidance through his command
  • Mosquito season is upon us

    It's that time of year again, that's right, mosquito season is upon us and runs through September. Fortunately, the residents of Yokota Air Base have the 374th Aerospace Medicine Squadron here to help them deal with these little pests. Although, the Kanto Plains mosquitoes are no threat, it doesn't hurt to be safe. 374 AMDS Airmen help us by